The Washington Nationals are fully invested in their rebuilding process. That was clear the second that Juan Soto was traded, but has truly been the case since Max Scherzer and Trea Turner were sent to Los Angeles. It is also clear that the Nationals should be moving on from any disappointing veteran they can at this point to clear room for younger options.
“We’re not going to dilute a return for any player by adding a bad contract,” GM Mike Rizzo told 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies last month, when asked about the possibility the club would include Patrick Corbin in a trade for Juan Soto, Josh Bell, or any of the available players at the trade deadline.
It's time to look at some MLB player props, and find our favorite MLB picks over at Prize Picks to make up today's Power Play of the day! When looking at today's Major League Baseball action, the first thing that jumped out to me was that Patrick Corbin is pitching for Washington. Also, with the winds blowing out in Philadelphia and Corbin's struggles on the road this year, Rhys Hoskins is a no brainer tonight. He's on the best side of his splits, going against Corbin, who is on the worst side of his splits, in a park where the winds are blowing out. You see what I'm getting out here? My second favorite player prop of the day involves a National League right-hander looking to rebound from arguably his worst start of the season. Be sure to check out all of our great MLB DFS content here, and be sure to use the Phillies as a top MLB DFS stack in your MLB DFS lineups this evening. Without further ado, here's today's PrizePicks Power Play of the Day.
Corbin (4-16) gave up six earned runs over 0.2 innings and took the loss Saturday as the Nationals fell to the Phillies. He allowed five hits, did not strike out a batter and walked two. Corbin failed to make it out of the first inning for the second time in...
The Phillies began taking batting practice on the field at around 4:30 p.m. before Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals. They took another round a couple hours later against Nationals starter Patrick Corbin, who couldn’t escape the first inning for the second time in his last three starts.
Not to brag, but I gave out two winners in my No Run First Inning and Yes Run First Inning Bets yesterday. There is nothing better than giving out money to the people. I’m like a first inning Robin Hood at this point. I’m stuck in South Carolina for the week and can’t bet so you know I’m doing this for you.
Fifty years ago, a friend, on seeing her first Major League Baseball game (Chicago Cubs), told me that what she had seen that day was a game of constant humiliation. That thought came to mind when I read the column by your Brent Axe (“Axe: Corbin is the worst pitcher in MLB. Is a trade in order for the CNY native?” (July 1, 2022), a diatribe humiliating a distinguished pitcher going through a bad patch. Baseball itself has enough humiliations without a need to pile it on.
Corbin (4-15) took the loss against the Mets on Monday, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Corbin gave up three runs in the second inning and another in the third before being pulled with one out in the fifth frame. The left-hander racked up 12 swinging strikes but was done in by allowing five two-out hits. Corbin has struggled most of the season, but his problems have really been emphasized over his past five outings. During that stretch, he's registered a 10.29 ERA and 2.19 WHIP while taking five losses over 21 innings.
Betting on MLB hasn't been too kind to me this season, but I'm hanging up my NBA hat and putting on my spikes to get into the nitty gritty for some MLB picks on Monday, Aug. 1. I have a couple of prop bets, including the ultimate fade of Patrick...
Patrick Corbin threw 45 pitches in 2⁄3 of an inning of work in the series finale in Los Angeles, giving up seven hits, one walk, and six earned runs, with a number of well-struck balls, and some shoddy defense behind him leading to an early exit for the recently-turned 33-year-old lefty, whose ongoing struggles have now continued for two and a half seasons.
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